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New and Improved Coatings for the Oil and Gas Industry

September 17, 2014

Orion Industries, Ltd, in Chicago, is offering new and improved coatings for the oil and gas industries. With our innovative application techniques, and our 50+ years of coating knowledge, Orion has developed a new environmentally friendly coating for the offshore sector, as well as coatings for filter tanks, small vessels, […]

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Orion Celebrates Anniversary with Company Picnic

August 25, 2014

Orion Industries celebrated 50 years of success by throwing a picnic for all employees and their families on Sunday, August 24 at Jefferson Memorial Park. Illinois Senator John G. Mulroe and Alderman John Arena of the 45th Ward presented certificates of recognition to owner Bruce Nesbitt, in honor of his […]

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Teflon®-Coated Mesh Refines Industry

August 13, 2014

PTFE coating services for mesh screens are staples of the manufacturing world, often used in liquid and gas filtration, but also utilized in a variety of industrial applications ranging from the refining of petroleum to the fabrication of paper. The hydrophobic properties of industrial Teflon® coatings make the wire cloth […]

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Chicago’s Orion Industries Reaches Golden Anniversary

August 5, 2014

Chicago, August 1, 2014-Longevity is often a sign of excellence, and such is the case of Orion Industries as it celebrates 50 years of technological innovation in the field of functional coatings. Over this period, Orion has pioneered methods for using and applying low-friction and release coatings in ways that […]

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Infections and the Chain of Command

July 10, 2014

“You may leave sicker than when you came in.” Another case for anti-microbial coatings A week after Leandra Wiese had surgery to remove a benign tumor, the high school senior felt well enough to host a sleepover. But later that weekend she was vomiting and running a fever. Thinking it […]

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Direct-bond Bearings Challenge Inserts

July 2, 2014

Coatings make more efficient use of bearing materials and eliminate secondary machining and installation. Steve Saxion – Dimension Bond, Chicago, Ill. Dry, unlubricated insert bearings excel in jobs where it’s tough to maintain oil and grease lubrication. Applications for insert bearings include sliding and rotating rods in shock absorbers, air […]

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Improving the Surface Friction of Silicone Elastomer Parts

May 29, 2014

The relatively high coefficient of friction of silicone elastomers can limit the range of applications of these materials. A liquid silicone rubber top coat can be used to improve surface friction of silicone elastomer parts. It can be applied using conventional coating methods. The performance benefits it offers and potential […]

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Silver-Coated Endotracheal Tubes Cut Down on Infections

May 14, 2014

Silver-Coated Endotracheal Tubes Cut Down on Infections By Steven Reinberg – The Washington Post HealthDay Reporter – Monday, May 19, 2008; 12:00 AM MONDAY, May 19 (HealthDay News) — Endotracheal tubes coated with silver dramatically reduce infections from highly resistant bacteria, researchers report. Patients on ventilators breathe through a tube […]

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Plastics Technology Magazine – August 2005

May 10, 2014

Composite Coating Makes Glass Fibers Less Aggressive in Sliding, Turning Parts By Mikell Knights, Senior Editor Fiber-reinforced and mineral-filled compounds are not always compatible with use in dynamic applications, where parts slide, rotate, pivot, or move across each other. “When a glass-filled part rubs against a metal surface or even […]

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Nanotech Silver Fights Microbes in Medical Devices

May 8, 2014

Nanotech Silver Fights Microbes in Medical Devices – Nanoengineering could solve problems associated with applying silver as an antimicrobial agent to medical devices. David Tobler and Lenna Warner The number of infections linked to medical devices has fueled an explosion of research in surface science. The goal is to find […]

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